Level Up Your Winter Skincare Routine With These Glow-Boosting Tips and Tricks
December 13, 2021
by Amanda Etkind
Level Up Your Winter Skin Care Routine With These Glow-Boosting Tips and Tricks.
Attaining a hydrated, dewy glow is always a challenge, but add in dry, cold air and below 30-degree temps and you’re about to serve up flaky, winter-plagued skin on a silver platter. Not only can frigid air and wind remove any hydration from your complexion, but artificial heat from a space heater can do a number on your skin, too. You’re probably thinking the only answer is to jet-set to a tropical island for some much-needed R+R for the sake of your skin, but since you probably can’t do that (trust us, we wish we could, too), we have a few other tricks up our sleeve to help you achieve a just-back-from-St.Barts glow without leaving your bathroom. To help you combat the harsh winter weather, we suggest making some necessary tweaks to your skincare regimen. Read on to find out how you can achieve a gorgeous glowing complexion during the chilliest days of the year.
Exfoliate Your Skin Regularly
Dry, flaky skin is the bane of our existence—especially during the winter months. Not only does it make your makeup look cakey, but it prevents any skincare from penetrating your pores to do its job. So regardless of your skin type, it’s essential to slough off dead skin cells a few times a week. Since we’re not a fan of physical scrubs at Good Habit as they can be too abrasive, we suggest finding formulas that have both chemical exfoliators like AHAs and BHAs that get the job done sans irritation. For a double dose of gentle exfoliation, we recommend reaching for our The Glow-Getter Kit ($75). This glow-boosting kit features our gentle Texture Magic Exfoliating Toner to rid the skin of flakes leaving behind a luminous-looking complexion. It also has our Glow On Enzyme Mask that’s packed with a combination of natural fruit enzymes, AHAs, and replenishing oils to kick your radiance up a level and rehydrate skin. It even includes hair clips to keep your strands out of sight while you’re completing your skincare routine.
Since your skin really regenerates itself while your entering rem sleep, you want to treat it during that time. For added hydration and a boost of glow give our Rescue Me Rest & Reset Mask + Moisturizer ($48). This intensely nourishing overnight mask-meets-moisturizer hybrid works with your skin’s nightly regenerative cycle to boost your skin’s glow and protect it from any harmful rays that can turn your skin dull in the long term.
Layer Up The Hydration
Slathering on the hydration is an essential step to maintaining that gorgeous glow. But it’s not as easy as slapping on a moisturizer. Layering up your moisturizing products can work wonders for locking in the hydration. You’ll want to look for products that contain humectants, emollients, and occlusives. Each of these moisture-boosting product types can work together to amp up your skin’s hydration levels. It’s best to start with products that are considered humectants, which draw water to the skin. These typically feature ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, Ahas, and more. Our best-selling Water Jelly Dew Cream ($55) is the perfect moisturizing product to start with. It features a gel-cream texture that’s packed with hyaluronic acid and a blend of 20% humectants that draw moisture to your skin. Next you’ll want to seal in that hydration with an emollient or occlusive to create a protective barrier that locks in hydration and prevents water loss. Our Glow Potion Oil Serum ($80) totally fits the bill. This triple-layered oil-serum combines three products into one streamlined bottle. It saturates your skin with hydration all while locking it in at the same time.
Add Bronzer Or A Glowy Liquid Highlighter To Your Moisturizer
If you really want to glow all-over try adding some extra reinforcements to your everyday moisturizer. Adding a touch of a liquid luminizer or bronzer can totally help recreate that sought-after sun-kissed complexion without hopping on a plane. All you have to do is add a pump of whichever formula you choose, mix it in with your moisturizer, rub it into your skin, and you’re good to glow—literally!
Don’t let winter weather strip your skin of its radiance. Incorporate our tips into your routine to achieve your glowiest complexion during these unbearably chilly months ahead. Show us your summer glow in winter @goodhabitskin on Instagram.